As I travel, I grow. I start to observe and question the people I’m with. You know yourself more and more interacting with other cultures and out of your comfort zone. I have experienced such self-evaluation, and I believe it is an opportunity lost, if one does not ask of another’s evaluation journey. Everyone I’ve stayed with has experienced multiple cultures both living and visiting. I want to hear their words – their wisdom. When in any other circumstance do you observe and talk with the same couple of people for such a condensed saturated amount of time then when you visit? You get to hand pick the traditions, habits, and priorities you see to take home with you from those experiences. I encourage you to ask the big questions. Ask questions you haven’t answered for yourself. Don’t be afraid of conviction. Take it all with a grain of salt, but don’t run from truth.
The time I spend in my friends homes who live in Europe always reminds me of my global heart. How much I value world view, hospitality, food, history, and culture. The best way for me to learn is hands on. So to feel the cobble roads under my feet teaches me the age of the city. My hands running over the walls, confirms this things I’ve heard.
Here is a little collection of my lyon ootds at the Fords to go along with these thoughts.